Revoke Sumter School District's Virtual Graduation Plans

Revoke Sumter School District's Virtual Graduation Plans

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Travis Johnson started this petition to Sumter School District

As you are aware, today Sumter School District announced its plans to move forward with a Virtual Graduation Ceremony. The purpose for our letter today is to formally request that the Sumter School District rethink this decision and appoint a task force with students, parents, faculty, and administration to come up with a suitable and safe option for all parties. 

For so many students and our families, graduation is the pinnacle of our high school career. It’s a momentous milestone that we have dreamed about for 12 years. As a school district, we encourage our students to pursue opportunities in college, the workforce, or the military. As such, we must be cognizant of the fact that this may be the only graduation ceremony for a significant number of graduates.

 In addition to creating the task force, here are our recommendations:

Hosting the commencement ceremony on the football field with social distancing measures in place. Each student could receive a set amount of tickets.
Dividing the class up into and hosting various commencement ceremonies (2 for CHS and LHS; 3-4 for SHS). Each student could receive a set amount of tickets. To reduce set-up and prep time, all schools could host commencement ceremonies at one stadium over a period of three days
Postpone graduation with two future dates in mind: one in July and one in August, pending further guidance from the CDC and DHEC

Now is the time to step up and show why Sumter School District is a premier district. With your leadership and courage, we can rectify this issue and plan graduation ceremonies that truly celebrate seniors and honor this milestone.

 

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